The methods for dealing with the hindrances to concentration and the mental factors to be developed in progression on shamatha.
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Explaining the mental factors that interfere with our concentration, how they are related and prompt one another, and the first method to deal with them.
The two mental factors crucial for concentration. Developing meditative stabilization grounded on renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom.
Cultivating the conditions needed to gain shamatha. Physical posture and how to structure a meditation session. Explaining the preliminary practices.
Importance of motivation for concentration/meditation to lead us to liberation and enlightenment.